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James A. Simon, MD, Lucy D. Treene, MS, PA-C and Carol J. Mack, MPH, PA-C work closely with women in the Washington, D.C. area, treating and managing health issues ranging from routine gynecological exams to infertility, vulvar pain, sexual dysfunction, menopause, osteoporosis and more.

Dr. Simon is a renowned expert in gynecological and sexual health, leading clinical research studies that have brought innovative approaches to medicine. A hands on, caring and experienced physician, James A. Simon, MD, offers extensive knowledge and a passion for exceptional healthcare to help women live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Lucy D. Treene, MS, PA-C and Carol J. Mack, MPH, PA-C have worked alongside Dr. Simon for 16 and 13 years, respectively. Lucy specializes in vulvar and sexual pain, one of the few such experienced practitioners in the area. She offers common sense solutions and medications to provide relief for women. Carol offers her expertise to women struggling with infertility. Her deep understanding of the area and supportive personality helps couples navigate the most complicated infertility plan. Carol also makes use of her MPH (master's degree in public health), serving as a liaison and sub-investigator for the many clinical research trials ongoing at James A. Simon, MD, PC.

Clinical Research

James A. Simon, MD, is leading clinical research to help advance healthcare for women. Current clinical research trials include:

Each study provides free evaluation, examinations, diagnostic tests and study medication. study participants also receive reasonable compensation for their time and trouble. To learn more about these studies or to enroll, please click on the links above or contact Alisha Lutat or Carol Mack, MPH, PA-C at 202-293-1000.

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Simon Says

IUDs: The Most Effective Form of Birth Control

The intrauterine device (IUD) is one of the most effective forms of birth control on the market, but only nine percent of women of childbearing age in the U.S. use it. Changing that rate, however, is the aim of many medical groups and professionals. Why? It comes down to three good reasons: It’s effective. IUDs offer a Continue Reading

It’s Time We Even the Score Because #WomenDeserve More

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) affects 1 in 10 American women. HSDD is a biological lack of desire to have sex, and it is the most common sexual complaint among women. While men have the option of Viagra and research for a treatment for women has been going on for over thirty years, there is Continue Reading

You’ve come a long way baby, or have you?

Are you reluctant to discuss sexual health issues with your doctor? If you answered “yes” to this question, you’re not alone. All too often, women avoid bringing up sexual health difficulties due to embarrassment, fear of being judged, or even worse, they’re scared their concerns will be dismissed. But truth be told, your doctor is Continue Reading

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